Tag Archives: Food Marketing Institute

FMI Initiates 2013 Community Outreach Award Program

To recognize and honor the food retail industry’s role as neighborhood partners in service initiatives, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is now accepting nominations for … Continue reading

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FMI Accepting Nominations for Annual Store Manager Awards

To recognize exceptional supermarket store managers who generate sales growth, provide great customer service, contribute to attaining company goals and who are an integral … Continue reading

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Food Retail Industry Clarifies Hunger Program Funding During Shutdown

Jennifer Hatcher, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) senior vice president of government and public affairs, issued the following statement in order to clarify hunger program … Continue reading

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Food Retail Industry Clarifies Hunger Program Funding During Government Shutdown

Jennifer Hatcher, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) senior vice president of government and public affairs, issued the following statement in order to clarify hunger program … Continue reading

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FMI and United Fresh Forge Three-Year Commitment for Chicago Trade Events

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) have announced a three-year agreement to co-locate the organizations’ respective trade shows: … Continue reading

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Food Retail Industry’s Take on FSMA Proposed Rules

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Regulatory Counsel Erik Lieberman, representing the nation’s food retailers and wholesalers, emphasized the commitment of the supermarket industry to strengthening … Continue reading

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Supplier Diversity, Minority Inclusion Imperative to Food Retailer Growth

The combined purchasing power of minorities in the U.S. exceeded $3 trillion in 2011 and is projected to reach $3.6 trillion by 2015, according … Continue reading

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Steve Lutz Joins Columbia Marketing International

Columbia Marketing International, an established grower/shipper of premium quality apples, pears and cherries, has hired Steve Lutz as VP of Marketing.  Steve replaces Bob … Continue reading

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Associations Launch Ad Campaign Against Patent Trolls

The Internet Association (IA), National Restaurant Association (NRA), National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) launched a print and radio advertising … Continue reading

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FMI Redesigns its Premier Event

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) recently redesigned its annual event in order to forecast the future of food retailing. FMI’s newly reformatted tradeshow, FMI Connect, … Continue reading

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FMI Appoints New Chief Collaboration Officer

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has appointed Mark Baum as senior vice president of industry relations and chief collaboration officer. In this newly designed function, Baum … Continue reading

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For safe keeping

Research shows food safety is a top concern for consumers. Is the industry doing enough? Consumers ask themselves a lot of questions when considering … Continue reading

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FMI Foundation Announces Food Safety Auditing Scholarship Program

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation has initiated a scholarship program aimed at students currently enrolled in food and agricultural science majors who have a … Continue reading

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FMI’s “Shopping For Health” Survey Results

According to Shopping For Health 2013, the 21st annual study released today by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention, published by Rodale, shoppers … Continue reading

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Manufacturers, Retailers Benchmark Food Waste Metrics in Study

The food industry issued its first-ever analysis of food waste data collected directly from food manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers. The study was conducted by … Continue reading

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The healthcare conundrum

The pending introduction of Obamacare raises plenty of questions for the supermarket industry. Continue reading

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FMI to Present Inaugural Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will announce the winners of its Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness @ Retail conference in San Antonio … Continue reading

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FMI Responds to USDA’s New COOL Requirements for Meat

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today issued the following statement from FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new … Continue reading

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Food Retailers Chart More Positive Business Environment and Financial Performance

Sixty percent of food retailers reported higher customer counts and 46 percent noted stronger transaction sizes in fiscal year 2012 compared with the prior … Continue reading

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Food City Store Manager Receives National Recognition

Arlie Watson, Jr., store manager of the Gatlinburg, Tenn., Food City was recently chosen as one of ten finalists in Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) … Continue reading

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Food Retail Survey Anticipates Amplified Audit Function Over Five Years

Supermarket audit departments and audit budgets will witness resource expansions congruent to the expanding roles within information technology, retail operations and supply chain departments, … Continue reading

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FMI Applauds Senate Vote on Marketplace Fairness Act that Supports Changing Retail Landscape

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) welcomed the U.S. Senate’s strong support of the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743). The legislation garnered 69 votes for final … Continue reading

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New Food Retail Industry Outlook is Personal, Digital and Virtual

Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow’s Trends Delivered Today, unveiled by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), is an analytical expression of the future of the supermarket … Continue reading

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FMI Announces 2013 Store Manager Award Winners

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) honored four grand prize winners for its 13th annual Store Manager Award presentation at FMI’s professional development conference, Future … Continue reading

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Meeting of the minds

Industry officials call GMDC’s spring conference a must-attend event for anyone in the supermarket HBC business. Continue reading

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